Thursday, March 31, 2011 —
Twitter reacts to the American Music Awards
In addition to being one of the biggest events on the music industry calendar, the American Music Awards also provides plenty of fodder for instant social media commentary. Here is a sampling of reaction on Twitter to Sunday night's show.
After Bieber's visit, fight over graffiti in Colombia
Mauricio Rodriguez says he and fellow graffiti artists always knew what could happen to them when they spray-painted on buildings in this bustling city: beatings by the police, nights in jail, paint cans confiscated. But then Justin Bieber came to town.
Disney enlists Buzz Lightyear to lure Activision's gamers
An ad for Walt Disney Co.'s new Infinity video-game system features the Pixar characters Buzz Lightyear and Sulley squaring off against a phalanx of movie villains.
Sweet Poppa Lou Donaldson returns to Badin Saturday
One of Badin’s favorite sons and a legend from the famous Blue Note recording label returns for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Badin Elementary School.
Wingate University’s Wind Ensemble performs concert featuring composer Jack Stamp
Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University’s Wind Ensemble will present a free concert featuring the music of famed composer Jack Stamp on Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theater of the Batte Center on campus.
Farmhouse preserves memory of a Southern writer
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The legacy of Southern writer Flannery O'Connor survives not only in her fiction but also in some of the buildings that featured prominently in the last years of her life. O'Connor enthusiasts this week celebrated the restoration of the latest structure - a two-story cottage that housed farmers on her family's Andalusia estate.
Websites go dark in protest of anti-piracy bill (VIDEO, POLL)
Dozens of internet websites – from web resources like Wikipedia to online communities like Reddit – went dark Wednesday in protest of a bill in Congress that aims to stop online piracy.
Viral video: Announcer goes nuts after full-court shot wins game
One college basketball play-by-play radio host likely needed some throat lozenges when he woke up Sunday morning, a day after his shocked, screaming reaction to a game-winning basket.
Viral video: Groom surprises bride with Justin Bieber dance
The choreographed wedding dance is a staple of a healthy viral video diet, right up there with cute kittens and babies laughing at everyday sounds. Still, it's hard not to smile when you watch one as well-executed as this groom's Justin Bieber tribute to his new bride.
Cartoon techniques with Marcus Hamilton
Come learn cartooning techniques from a professional illustrator, Marcus Hamilton, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 21. He has been the cartoonist for the daily panels of “Dennis the Menace” since about 1996. The cost is $25 for adults. The workshop is appropriate for all ages and children can attend with a paying adult for an additional $10.
Pre-registration and pre-paid, non-refundable tuition is required to reserve a seat.
Make checks payable to Marcus Hamilton and mail to Falling Rivers Gallery. To register or for more information, contact Falling Rivers Gallery at (704) 983-4278, email Marcus Hamilton at email@example.com or e-mail fallingrivers firstname.lastname@example.org
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